Tag: Personal Growth
It’s what makes the best novels great, the most captivating movies sell-out, the scenario in which the main character must pay the unthinkable cost for what they most desire. You lean in, hoping they don’t choose the option that means if the same were true for you in your current situation you’d be screwed.
Have you ever had the feeling you’re on the cusp of something new but there are no clear signs as to what that ‘something’ is?
In a world where people are increasingly looking to up their game, do you find you have no problems in meeting the expectations of others, but where your own desires are concerned… erm (insert flushed face emoji), it just seems to not happen?
Some of us in life are, by our own admission, ‘all or nothing’. For the most part – we don’t especially get on with moderation. If we’re doing a thing, we’re balls-out doing it, and if we’re not, then we’re really not.
If you’re reading this whilst trying to break in a new habit, chances are your intention is not in question but you may be unsure of your ability to see it through. Whatever we purpose to do (or not do), it has to be repeated often enough in order for it to become a habit. Until then, it’s not safe.
This Christmas will be my FIRST without my daughter. She is eleven, my only child and person I share daily life with; she will be going to spend Christmas with her father. I say this for context, not because it’s sad or I’m feeling woeful. I know I am not alone. It will also be the first for thousands of children and parents the … Read More A first Christmas without my daughter.
Have you ever been in one of those situations where your body was there as your representative but that was about it. You were there in person but completely absent inside? It could’ve been a one-off event you endured or maybe it was a more painful experience which lasted a few weeks or even years.
Have you had seasons in life when everything went just as you thought it should? Perhaps it was something you planned which worked out really well, or maybe it wasn’t even that deliberate – life just bobbed along nicely for a while… Aren’t those times great?!
When life meets our expectations in any area, we feel balanced. Our personal composition (the way we are internally wired) means that ‘balance’ equates to different things for each of us. One persons’ happy is anothers’ horror. Feeling stressed in any given area is usually the result of an imbalance that often isn’t addressed until it’s become critical.
When Adele collected her third Brit Award, we saw her ‘have a moment’. Struggling through tears, she said, “I got really lost for a while… and I didn’t know if I’d come back”. The global, best-selling, multi-award-winning success of the record album that is ’25’ was almost never made, and the world would never have known about it.
As the notion of having a life coach or mentor becomes more commonplace, it’s good to note that although the terms are often used interchangeably, there are differences between the two. Naturally, there’s overlap and it by no means is an exact science, but the following may help if you are looking to develop yourself personally.